Monday, 11 June 2012
Liverpool sights and sounds
pink Echo was a football heavy edition of our local newspaper and was eagerly awaited so the trials and tribulations of our local teams could be loudly debated over a pint in the Grapes (much as The Beatles had done). The Grapes in Mathew street served as a base for a new generation of musicians although characters such as Bob Wooler operated as a link to the past as tales of John Lennons escapades where his passport to acceptance amongst the latter day wannabe rockers. The rise in mass communication has sadly done away with the pink Echo and the Grapes is now a tourist trap, but for a while as a bust of Carl Jung on the wall outside proclaimed it seemed that "Liverpool was (is) the pool of Life"